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Misdirected trouble report sends police to second school

October 26, 2019 GMT

HIGHLAND, Utah (AP) — A report of suspicious behavior at a Salt Lake City high school was misdirected and police also went to a school in another community over 30 miles away to look for a gunman.

No problem was found at either school.

Salt Lake City police checked out an suspicious-person report Friday at Highland High School and found that the person was just a vending machine worker.

But the initial report was relayed to a person who then called police dispatchers and was referred to police in the area where Lone Peak High School is located in Highland.

Police Sgt. Daniel Anderson said officers went to that school which was locked down for two hours as officers conducted a room-by-room search that found nothing was amiss.